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Travel

Travel
Title
Travel
Date 
1950-1960
Medium 
Plastic
Dimensions 
4 x 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.
Description 
A clear plastic pedestal that once displayed a model airplane. Embossed on the base "Chicago-Hawk- 18 . Ill./ Convair". Convair has been a military airplane manufacturing division of the General Dynamics Company since the 1940's, which went into a commercial airline venture at the urging of financier and pilot Howard Hughes in the 1950's, but failed to create a significantly faster commercial plane than Boeing. It presently remains solely a military jet manufacturer.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3131
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group